Press kit: Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

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09/27/13: Berkeley Rep Extends Vanya and Sonia

Berkeley Rep Extends Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

Critics call Christopher Durang’s Tony Award-winning comedy “a hoot and a half”

Berkeley Repertory Theatre’s Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike is a hit with audiences and critics alike. Due to popular demand, this year’s Tony Award winner for Best Play from three-time Obie Award-winner Christopher Durang will now play through October 25 for an additional four performances. Critics agree that Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike is this fall’s must-see, laugh-inducing comedy:

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08/20/13: Tony Award-Winning Comedy Vanya and Sonia

Tony Award-Winning Comedy Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike Comes to Berkeley Rep

Christopher Durang’s Broadway sensation to be staged by Richard E.T. White

Berkeley Repertory Theatre kicks off its 46th season this September with Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, winner of the 2013 Tony Award for Best Play. The hilarious Broadway blockbuster from three-time Obie Award-winner Christopher Durang begins previews in the Roda Theatre on September 20, opens September 25, and runs through October 20. Durang, the renowned author of rollicking comedies such as Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All for You and The Marriage of Bette & Boo, turns Chekhov on his head with this witty and incisive farce. In bucolic Bucks County, Vanya and Sonia fritter their lives away in their family’s farmhouse amid regret, angst, and the alarming prophecies of an addled housecleaner. Enter their sister Masha, a self-absorbed movie star with her prized boy toy Spike, and the stage is set for an absurd weekend of hilarity and global warming. Acclaimed director Richard E.T. White returns to Berkeley Rep to stage the laugh-inducing Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, a loving homage to Chekhov’s themes of heartbreak and hope.

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(l to r) Bay Area actors Anthony Fusco (Vanya) and Sharon Lockwood (Sonia) portray siblings in Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, this year’s Tony Award winner for Best Play.

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(l to r) Anthony Fusco (Vanya), Caroline Kaplan (Nina), Lorri Holt (Masha), and Mark Junek (Spike) are part of the ensemble cast for Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike.

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(l to r) Anthony Fusco (Vanya), Caroline Kaplan (Nina), and Lorri Holt (Masha) watch Mark Junek (Spike) strip down in Christopher Durang’s comedy, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike.

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(l to r) Veteran actress Sharon Lockwood (Sonia), stage and film actress Heather Alicia Simms (Cassandra), and leading Bay Area actor Anthony Fusco (Vanya) in a scene from the Tony-Award winning play, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike.

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(l to r) Award-winning Bay Area actress Lorri Holt stars in Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike as Masha, a self-absorbed movie star, while Mark Junek portrays her prized boy toy Spike. Veteran Bay Area actress Sharon Lockwood portrays Sonia, Masha’s forlorn sister.

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(l to r) Leading Bay Area actor Anthony Fusco (Vanya), award-winning actress Lorri Holt (Masha), and stage and TV actor Mark Junek (Spike) star in Christopher Durang’s Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike.

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Advance photos

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The cast of Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, this year’s Tony Award winner for Best Play, pose for a “family portrait.” (l to r) Anthony Fusco (Vanya), Caroline Kaplan (Nina), Lorri Holt (Masha), Mark Junek (Spike), Sharon Lockwood (Sonia), and Heather Alicia Simms (Cassandra).

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Leading Bay Area actors Anthony Fusco (Vanya) and Sharon Lockwood (Sonia) star as forlorn siblings in Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, this year’s Tony Award winner for Best Play.

Photo courtesy of kevinberne.com

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Obie Award-winning playwright Christopher Durang brings his latest hit play, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, to Berkeley Rep to open its 2013–14 season.

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Award-winning Bay Area actress Lorri Holt stars in Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike as Masha, a self-absorbed movie star, while Mark Junek portrays her prized boy toy Spike.

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Esteemed director Richard E.T. White returns to Berkeley Rep to stage Christopher Durang’s Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike.

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Who

Written by Christopher Durang

Directed by Richard E.T. White

Creative team

Kent Dorsey (scenic designer), Beaver Bauer (costume designer), Alexander V. Nichols (lighting designer), and Rob Milburn and Michael Bodeen (composers and sound designers)

Cast

Anthony Fusco (Vanya), Lorri Holt (Masha), Mark Junek (Spike), Caroline Kaplan (Nina), Sharon Lockwood (Sonia), and Heather Alicia Simms (Cassandra)

What

In Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, this year’s Tony Award winner for Best Play, Masha returns to the forlorn family farmhouse with her prized 20-something boy toy Spike, and the stage is set for an absurd weekend of general hilarity.

Where

Berkeley Repertory Theatre
Roda Theatre, 2015 Addison Street @ Shattuck, Berkeley, CA 94704

When

Extended through October 27, 2013

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike calendar

Special events

Low-cost previews

Friday 9/20, Saturday 9/21, and Tuesday 9/24 @ 8pm and Sunday 9/22 @ 7pm

Opening Night

Wednesday 9/25 @ 8pm

Teen Night

Friday 9/20 @ 6:30pm

Repartee

FREE docent talks before Tuesday and Thursday evening performances and free discussions after all weekend matinees

Last Call

Saturday 9/28 following the evening performance

Post-play discussions

Thursday 9/26, Friday 10/4, and Tuesday 10/8 following the performance

Cost

$29–89 (subject to change)

Discounts

  • Half-price tickets available for anyone under 30 years of age
  • $10 discount for students and seniors one hour before curtain
  • Groups of 15 or more, contact 510 647–2918 or groups@berkeleyrep.org

Tix & info

510 647–2949 · berkeleyrep.org

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